For people living with celiac disease or a sensitivity to gluten, avoiding the bread, pasta, and cake they may have once enjoyed can be a major hassle. Many restaurants nowadays are wising up, however, and offering gluten-free versions of old favorites. Dunkin’ Donuts announced that it will now offer a gluten-free doughnut at its stores nationwide. Here are some other unlikely gluten-free products that other restaurants are serving up.
Uno Chicago Bar and Grill
Uno rolled out a gluten-free pizza in January 2009. According to a press release, the pizza was so popular among the gluten-free community in its New England test market that it was made a permanent fixture in more than 200 Uno locations nationwide.
If you’d rather order in, Domino’s has a gluten-free pizza crust that’s made with rice and potato flour. All of its pizzas are tossed with cornmeal, not flour, which lowers the possibility of cross-contamination.
Kelly’s Roast Beef
Kelly’s Roast Beef started offering gluten-free rolls for its sandwiches in December 2012.
PF Chang’s has extensive gluten-free options, including rice noodles, a flourless chocolate cake, soy sauce (on request), and its famous lettuce wrap appetizers. Gluten free menu items are served on special plates with the restaurant’s logo, making them easier for servers and diners to identify.
You wouldn’t expect to find many gluten-free options at an Italian restaurant, but Bertucci’s has an entire menu of them. Most are naturally gluten-free, but they do offer a flourless chocolate cake for dessert.
Flour Bakery & Cafe
Gluten-free at a bakery? You bet! Flour has four locations in the Boston area, all with clearly labeled gluten-free cake, cookie, and salad options.
The b.good chain restaurants now offers gluten-free bread for their sandwiches.
Five Guys Burgers & Fries
At Five Guys, the only menu item made with gluten is the roll for the burgers. You can order anything else, including a lettuce wrap for your burger instead.
Legal Seafoods uses Gillian’s gluten free rolls, which you can buy by the dozen from its website to have at home. Its gluten free menu also features clam chowder, crispy calamari, and the usual variety of fresh seafood. Its gluten-free fried foods are made with brown rice flour and cornmeal.
Just about everything at Chipotle is gluten free, as long as you avoid the tortillas. The chain offers tortilla-free burrito bowls on its regular menu, and its corn chips and crispy corn tacos should be A-OKas well.
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